This is very good news! It was a scary day in the industry when I thought FHA would do away with spot approvals. I am glad to hear that they have returned.
GOOD NEWS! See below:
HUD will allow for insuring an FHA loan on a unit within a condominium project whose FHA project eligibility has expired, provided:
1. The case number was correctly established prior to the expiration of Condominium Project Approval, and
2. The project has NOT been withdrawn or rejected prior to:
a. Loan approval, and
b. Execution of the “Certification for Individual Unit Financing” by a company authorized representative. See: “Appendix B” of Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide issued by Mortgage Letter 2011-22, and
3. The loan is in compliance with all of HUD’s underwriting policies and procedures.
Please refer to the new Mortgagee Letter 2011-22 and the Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide which were both issued on June 30, 2011. These can be found as follows:
It is suggested that the lender provide a screen print reflecting the project was approved when the case number was issued.
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